Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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First Aid by American Red Cross is one of the newest medical apps listed on USA.gov. (Although the app is included on the government's site, the American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency.) The app comes with videos, safety tips, interactive quizzes, and step-by-step advice to help users deal with everyday first aid scenarios. Since phone reception and/or Internet connections are not always available in an emergency situation, the content in First Aid is preloaded so users always have access to information. Users also have the option of dialing 911 directly from the app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?